The longstanding family joke about Ellie is her shark-like tendencies. A shark currently facing some dental challenges, as she lost
three of her front teeth in one week (Two naturally, one at camp via a misdirected throw-in. "Not
much you can do when they take a ball to the mouth," said her coach.)
Like a shark, however, the child cannot stay still, or she is Done For. In her case, ceasing movement means that she falls deeply asleep, and beware to those who would try and wake her. While I find this a bit of a challenge during dinner, I am taking a page from her book this week. There is much to do, not enough time to do it, and if I rest for more than eight minutes I have a tendency to fall over face-first into whatever hot beverage I've armed myself with.
The upside is that by the time I am done, I should have lots to show and tell, including some finished objects and an update on the 25% Project. Any advice for fending off sleep, beyond the admonition to just keep swimming?